Message from the Principal


Dear Parents,

I would like to take an opportunity to thank you for sending in your feedback for our final survey on Student Uniforms at CCROur results reflect the feedback of 400 Circle Cross Ranch families.  In order for this initiative to be successful, we would have needed an 80% show of support.  The overall results were really split on most of the questions.  It is very apparent that our STEM Academy School is supported by parents, however the transition to becoming a student uniforms school is not possible at this point in time.  Please click the Read More link at the bottom to review survey results on next page.

 Please know that everyone’s feedback and opinions are valued and appreciated.  Moving forward, we want to continue to celebrate CCR’s successes over the past few years moving from a C-Letter Grade to an A+ School of Excellence and a Highly Effective S.T.E.M. Academy that gives all students the opportunity to experience STEM Education.  We will continue with our 3-Year Implementation Plan, adjusting as necessary and building on the programs, resources and activities that we have established. If parents would like to revisit the idea of student uniforms in the next few years, we will be glad to conduct more surveys then and discuss the possibilities.  Thank you again for helping us make an informed decision and taking part in providing us with your feedback.

 As we continue in 2nd semester, we encourage you to mark your calendar for our FIRST ANNUAL S.T.E.M. Showcase Event on March 8th at 6:00 pm in the gym.  This will be the first time we showcase all of the STEM Resources we have accumulated through grants and donations and have our students show parents and visitors how they are using these resources in their classrooms, electives and clubs.  If you are really curious to see exactly what your children are doing with STEM at CCR, this is the event you will not want to miss!  If you have friends that would like to consider CCR K-8 STEM Academy for their children next year, please feel free to invite them to come with you to this event.

 Other important events for you to note are:

    Feb. 2nd                CCR School Science Fair 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Feb. 6-9                Scholastic Book Fair is in the CCR Library (The book fair will be open during P/T Conferences as well.)

Feb. 8th & 9th        Parent/Teacher Conferences  (K-2 Parents may sign up for a conference appointment on the school web site.)

Feb. 8th                 3:45-7:00 p.m.  (WEDNESDAY - REGULAR SCHOOL DAY)     

                              3rd -5th Grade Drop-In Conferences in the Cafeteria,

                              6th-8th Grade Drop-In Conferences in the Gym

                              PTO Daddy Daughter Dance Tickets On Sale in the Library $10 per couple $5 for each additional child (cash only)

Feb. 9th                 1:30-5:00 p.m.   (THURSDAY – EARLY RELEASE DAY 1:00 P.M.)    

                              3rd 5th Grade Drop-In Conferences in the Cafeteria,

                              6th-8th Grade Drop-In Conferences in the Gym

                              PTO Daddy Daughter Dance Tickets On Sale in the Library $10 per couple $5 for each additional child (cash only)

Feb. 9th                 THURSDAY, EARLY RELEASE DAY 1:00 p.m.

Feb. 10th               FRIDAY, EARLY RELEASE DAY 1:00 p.m.

Feb. 16th               ANNUAL CCR PTO Daddy/Daughter Dance 6:00-7:30 p.m.  $10 per couple $5 for each additional child

 We look forward to seeing you at parent conferences this month and at our annual Daddy Daughter Dance!  Have a wonderful week!

Sincerely,

Rebecca Hendry

Principal


 

February 2, 2017

CCR K-8 STEM ACADEMY

FINAL PARENT-SURVEY on STUDENT UNIFORMS for the 2017-2018 School Year

SURVEY RESULTS – 400 CCR Families

1.      As part of the FUSD Board approved STEM ACADEMY implementation plan, I am in favor of CCR K-8 STEM Academy transitioning to STUDENT UNIFORMS beginning July 2017. (Please note that we must have 80% parent agreement on this survey in order for this initiative to be successful.)

a.    Agree         45%

b.    Disagree    55%                    

2.      If STUDENT UNIFORMS BECOME REQUIRED in July 2017 at CCR K-8 my plan will be:

a.      My children will continue to attend CCR K-8 STEM Academy.  82%

b.      I will withdraw my child/children from CCR K-8 to attend another FUSD K-8 School on a boundary exception.  10%

c.       I will withdraw my child/children from CCR K-8 to attend a school outside of the Florence Unified School District.  8% 

3.      If STUDENT UNIFORMS BECOME REQURIED in July 2017 at CCR K-8, I will have this many children to purchase uniforms for in my household:

a.      1 child – 48%

b.      2 children – 32%

c.       3 children – 24%

d.      4 children – 3%

e.      5 or more children – 1%

4.      If CCR K-8 STEM Academy moves forward with REQUIRED STUDENT UNIFORMS I would prefer to:

a.      Order school logo shirts or apparel on-line and have them shipped to my house or the school  11%

b.      Buy non-logo, solid colored uniform shirts at the store of my choice  30%

c.       (A & B) Buy both school logo shirts and shirts from the store of my choice  57%

5.      If STUDENT UNIFORMS BECOME REQUIRED in July 2017, and the school organized a STUDENT UNIFORM FUNDRAISER/DONATION DRIVE to assist families that may be struggling financially:

a.      I would appreciate the assistance, as I would need help with purchasing student uniforms at this time.    32%    

b.      I WOULD BE willing to participate and/or donate one or more items to the drive to assist CCR families in need.  29%

c.       I WOULD NOT be willing to participate or donate anything at this time.   34%